Vanessa Sibbald

Vanessa Sibbald

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Favorites:
Maltese Falcon, All About Eve, Johnny Guitar, Chinatown, Unforgiven, The Third Man, City of Lost Children, Blade Runner, Brazil and The Secret of the Roan Inish...
Publications:
Zap2it.com
Total Reviews:
58
Total QuickRatings:
1
Location:
Hollywood

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
1.5/4 71% Napoleon Dynamite (2004) " The most disappointing thing about "Napoleon Dynamite" is that it chooses to make its lead character the butt of its jokes" — Zap2it.com
Posted Jun 30, 2004
3/4 26% Slipping Down Life (1999) " The real joy of the film is watching Taylor and Pearce play off each other, creating their characters' unique relationship..." — Zap2it.com
Posted May 20, 2004
2.5 64% Coffee and Cigarettes (2004) " At best, an interesting idea that seems to get lost in the cigarette smoke" — Zap2it.com
Posted May 14, 2004
1.5/4 26% Along Came Polly (2004) " Ben Stiller is either a member of Dysfunctions R Us, or else he's making a plea to be the next Woody Allen -- but even Allen himself couldn't save "Along Came Polly"" — Zap2it.com
Posted May 12, 2004
2/4 29% The Punisher (2004) " True to its name, "The Punisher" is indeed a punishing experience..." — Zap2it.com
Posted May 12, 2004
1/4 17% Laws of Attraction (2004) " So completely separated from any sense of reality that one ends up gnashing their teeth in frustration while trying to stomach the sickeningly sweet premise" — Zap2it.com
Posted May 12, 2004
1.5/4 23% Van Helsing (2004) " Despite the problems with tone, and the awkwardness that comes from it, "Van Helsing" won't bore audiences" — Zap2it.com
Posted May 12, 2004
2.5/4 54% Troy (2004) " Petersen has made "Troy" in the image of a Trojan horse -- immense and impressive at first glance, but empty on the inside" — Zap2it.com
Posted May 12, 2004
3.5/4 90% Whale Rider (2003) " The key to "Whale Rider's" appeal is that the film doesn't force an opinion upon its viewers" — Zap2it.com
Posted Feb 24, 2004
3/4 34% World Traveler (2002) " The subtlety of how the story is told is beautifully done" — Zap2it.com
Posted Feb 24, 2004
3.5/4 48% Big Trouble (2002) " The worst thing someone could say about "Big Trouble" is that it's too much like "Get Shorty," which is one of the best reasons to go see the film" — Zap2it.com
Posted Feb 24, 2004
2.5/4 27% Analyze That (2002) " While it's fun to see DeNiro poke fun at the image that he's helped make so famous, the film just doesn't have enough of a storyline to keep your interest" — Zap2it.com
Posted Feb 24, 2004
2.5/4 85% Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) " Just to be clear, "Master and Commander" is not a homosexual love story, or at least it's not intended to be..." — Zap2it.com
Posted Nov 20, 2003
3.5/4 80% 21 Grams (2003) " "21 Grams" forces the audience to participate, but you will be well rewarded if you do" — Zap2it.com
Posted Nov 20, 2003
2/4 36% The Matrix Revolutions (2003) " The two sequels to "The Matrix," have been a complete let down, leading me to wish that the Wachowski brothers had stopped while they were ahead" — Zap2it.com
Posted Nov 6, 2003
2.5/4 62% Under the Tuscan Sun (2003) " While the plot sounds a bit schmaltzy, Lane's performance keeps Francesca real..." — Zap2it.com
Posted Sep 30, 2003
3/4 71% The Rundown (Welcome to the Jungle) (2003) " With a summer as full of action movies as this one, you wouldn't think there'd be room for one more, yet "The Rundown" manages to keep an air of freshness without doing anything terribly new." — Zap2it.com
Posted Sep 30, 2003
3/4 82% Matchstick Men (2003) " The art of a great con is that the victim never sees it coming. This is where "Matchstick Men" falls flat on its face." — Zap2it.com
Posted Sep 30, 2003
4/4 95% Lost In Translation (2003) " Bob and Charlotte's relationship in particular is exquisitely portrayed; a sort of platonic romance, it's a relationship that exists because of the things that aren't said between them just as much as the things that are" — Zap2it.com
Posted Sep 30, 2003
1/4 18% The Medallion (2003) " Jackie Chan has finally become a God, sadly it's only in this dud of a film." — Zap2it.com
Posted Aug 22, 2003
4/4 94% American Splendor (2003) " Giamatti gives an outstanding performance as the alienated Pekar, glaring at the world around him often in complete frustration at its contrivances and stupidities" — Zap2it.com
Posted Aug 15, 2003
3.5/4 77% Seabiscuit (2003) " The film celebrates old-time American value, such as loyalty, honestly, perseverance. Sure it's about winning, but winning the right way." — Zap2it.com
Posted Aug 8, 2003
1/4 24% Lara Croft Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life (2003) " I wish I could say that even though the film was predictable and the plot egregiously insipid, that I still managed to get lost while watching the movie and had fun. If only." — Zap2it.com
Posted Aug 8, 2003
2.5/4 48% S.W.A.T. (2003) " "S.W.A.T." is exactly what it promises to be; a fun summer movie that doesn't leave you shaking your head in regret afterwards. Besides, a man in uniform is always a good thing, right?" — Zap2it.com
Posted Aug 8, 2003
3/4 44% Charlie's Angels - Full Throttle (2003) " McG has made the very wise decision to leave any attachment to reality completely out of mind" — Zap2it.com
Posted Jun 26, 2003
3/4 73% Together (He ni zai yi qi) (2003) " ...watching it I was more reminded of "The Red Violin," particularly the sequence with the young boy, than a Chen Kaige film" — Zap2it.com
Posted May 30, 2003
2/4 23% Bulletproof Monk (2003) " While some of the buddy sequences between Monk and Kar have a sweetness to them, as soon as Jade gets into the mix it turns sour." — Zap2it.com
Posted May 30, 2003
3/4 77% L'Auberge Espagnole (Pot Luck)(Euro Pudding)(The Spanish Apartment) (2003) " "L'Auberge Espagnole" isn't a perfect, or at times very even, film, but it's chock-full of a kind of experimentation and fun rarely found in the slick, polished and ready for the masses fare that the studios usually traffic in" — Zap2it.com
Posted May 30, 2003
4/4 97% Sweet Sixteen (2003) " Despite the title, "Sweet Sixteen" is a more bitter than sweet tale of a 16-year-old boy trying to find happiness and stability in his home life -- even if the cost for it is more than he can afford." — Zap2it.com
Posted May 30, 2003
1.5/4 19% The Life of David Gale (2003) " It's hard to explain why "The Life of David Gale" is so bad..." — Zap2it.com
Posted Feb 26, 2003
1/4 26% Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) " the biggest flaw is what should be the film's finest moments -- the fight scenes..." — Zap2it.com
Posted Feb 26, 2003
4/4 92% Talk to Her (2002) " With "Talk to Her," Aldomovar crafts an amazing tender homage to his favorite theme, leaving behind the kookier elements and instead focusing on his characters..." — Zap2it.com
Posted Feb 7, 2003
1.5/4 37% Star Trek - Nemesis (2002) " It's been almost 10 years since "Star Trek: The Next Generation" ended in 1994, but you'd never know it by watching the latest film in the science fiction franchise, "Star Trek: Nemesis."" — Zap2it.com
Posted Feb 7, 2003
3/4 79% Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2003) " Clooney directs this film always keeping the balance between the fantastic and the believable..." — Zap2it.com
Posted Feb 7, 2003
3/4 94% Lost in La Mancha (2003) " While the troubles spelled disaster for Gilliam's film, it makes "Lost in La Mancha" a fascinating study of how precariously films are made..." — Zap2it.com
Posted Feb 7, 2003
3.5/4 85% About Schmidt (2002) " There's something not only funny, but ultimately satisfying about seeing Jack Nicholson in "About Schmidt" in bed with a women his age..." — Zap2it.com
Posted Feb 7, 2003
2/4 17% Abandon (2002) " Most of the problems with the film don't derive from the screenplay, but rather the mediocre performances by most of the actors involved" — Zap2it.com
Posted Oct 21, 2002
2.5/4 47% Mad Love (2002) " Liotti, resembling Fabio in tights, doesn't appear to have enough brains, passion, or good looks to inspire the kind of obsession Joan demonstrates" — Zap2it.com
Posted Sep 4, 2002
1.5/4 51% Simone (2002) " 'Simone' gets lost in its own creation, missing the opportunity to take Hollywood to task for its practices" — Zap2it.com
Posted Aug 23, 2002
3.5/4 88% I Am Trying to Break Your Heart - A Film About Wilco (2002) " Sam Jones became a very lucky filmmaker the day Wilco got dropped from their record label, proving that one man's ruin may be another's fortune." — Zap2it.com
Posted Aug 19, 2002
3/4 65% Possession (2002) " 'Possession,' based on the book by A.S. Byatt, demands that LaBute deal with the subject of love head-on; trading in his cynicism for reverence and a little wit" — Zap2it.com
Posted Aug 19, 2002
1/4 61% Blue Crush (2002) " While Bosworth may be pretty and look good in a bikini, having someone who could actually surf would have brought an authenticity to the film that it badly lacks" — Zap2it.com
Posted Aug 14, 2002
2/4 48% XXX (2002) " It's refreshing that someone understands the need for the bad boy; Diesel, with his brawny frame and cool, composed delivery, fits the bill perfectly." — Zap2it.com
Posted Aug 7, 2002
3/4 40% Reign of Fire (2002) " Director Rob Bowman makes an all-out action film, without letting it enter the cheesy comic realm usually associated with the genre." — Zap2it.com
Posted Jul 10, 2002
2.5/4 81% Road to Perdition (2002) " While enjoyable upon viewing, "Road to Perdition" comes across like "Miller's Crossing" without the bite." — Zap2it.com
Posted Jul 10, 2002
3/4 81% The Good Girl (2002) " The title of the film comes across like a back-handed slap to the character Mike White ("Chuck & Buck") not-so lovingly created." — Zap2it.com
Posted Jul 2, 2002
3.5/4 97% Read My Lips (Sur mes lèvres) (2002) " While alone, neither Carla nor Paul is able to succeed in life, together they form a strange bond which brings them both power." — Zap2it.com
Posted Jul 2, 2002
4/4 78% Tadpole (2002) " Based on a devilishly witty script by Heather McGowan and Niels Mueller, the film gets great laughs, but never at the expense of its characters" — Zap2it.com
Posted Jun 25, 2002
4/4 71% Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (Bowie '73 with the Spiders from Mars) (1973) " Perhaps more than any other concert film, 'Ziggy' is like a time machine, allowing viewers to travel back to London's Odeon Theatre on July 3, 1973." — Zap2it.com
Posted Jun 24, 2002
3.5/4 72% Enigma (2002) " 'Enigma' is the kind of engaging historical drama that Hollywood appears to have given up on in favor of sentimental war movies in the vein of 'We Were Soldiers.'" — Zap2it.com
Posted Jun 21, 2002
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